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ANN ARBOR – The 2021 spring sports season has been good for several female athletes from the Ann Arbor area.
Many of the top performers lived up to the hype, posting breathtaking times, breaking school records and getting into the mix to compete for state championships.
With Athletics Regionals slated to begin this week, MLive has compiled a list of 10 Ann Arbor area athletes that readers should keep an eye on for the remainder of the season.
Fatouma Conde, Ann Arbor Huron
Conde is one of the fastest sprinters in the state, as evidenced by her dominant 100-meter and 200-meter performances at the Southeastern Conference Red Championships last weekend. The senior won the 100 in 11.96 seconds – good for third place in the state – and took the 200 in 24.18, which is also second overall.
Alexys Wilson, Ypsilanti Lincoln
Wilson ranks fifth in the US state in the 400 (57.70) and is no stranger to the sprints as she competed in both the 100 (12.71) and 200 (25.37) SEC on Saturday. White title.
Rachel Forsyth, Ann Arbor pioneer
The sensation of the newcomers was on a tear this spring and started where it had left off with a second place in the state finals from second place in cross country. On the track, Forsyth ranks third in the state at both 800 (2: 12.90) and 1600 (4: 50.52) and is the conference champion at both events.
Josianne Mettes, Dexter
The senior pole vaulter is number 1 in the state with a 12’8 ” jump, which resulted in an SEC White title last weekend. Mettes has finished first in six events this season and has improved from her second season when her best height was 12’2 ” in 2019.
Mya Rollins, Ann Arbor pioneer
Rollins is another newcomer who gives the pioneer a bright future. She won the SEC Red title in the 100 hurdles (14.84), which is the fourth best in the state.
Mya Georgiadis, Ann Arbor Huron
Georgiadis emerged as one of the top 300 hurdlers in the state this season when she won the SEC Red crown at 44.98, which is a personal best and places her fourth overall for the state.
Gabriella Newman, Ann Arbor pioneer
Newman won the SEC Red title in the high jump with a season best jump of 5’6 and is runner-up in the state.
Leah Thompson, Ypsilanti Lincoln
Thompson has the best shut put of any of the SEC’s two divisions and has taken top five spots this season, including winning the SEC White title with a throw of 36’2 ”. Thompson set a school record earlier this year with a litter of 37’4 ”.
Makayla Kegerreis, Chelsea
Kegerreis is an all-round athlete and has shown it this season. The junior won the SEC White long jump championship when she jumped 15 feet and is a top 5 performer in both the 200 and 400 in the conference.
Sophia Mettes, Dexter
Mettes is second in the state in the pole vault behind Josianne (12’6 ″), but the junior has taken five first places this season and came second in the SEC-White Championships.
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